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Help Wanted: Windows Package Maintainer

Postby xDraconian » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:07 pm

The core team needs help from a Windows user that is able to maintain a good working Window build.

This process already exists to support our Nightly and Release builds, but we are seeking an individual to keep it in good working order.

The ability to compile FG from source and some Windows batch scripting is a required skill.

If you are willing and able to take up this role, please reach out to James Turner, or reply here.
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Re: Help Wanted: Windows Package Maintainer

Postby legoboyvdlp » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:23 pm

What are the main things that need done to maintain the build?

I am compiling on Windows for several years now. I am not extra familiar with batch apart from the very basics unfortunately but would be glad to assist with this if there is no-one else perhaps more familiar with batch scripting.
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Re: Help Wanted: Windows Package Maintainer

Postby xDraconian » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:02 pm

Thanks Jonathan. I not aware of any changes that are currently needed - the process works at the moment, but we don't have an owner to keep it healthy.

I suspect that mostly it will involve researching any reported issue when the Windows Nightly is failing and making any adjustment necessary to get it working again.
I recommend that you connect with James for more detail. I believe the scripts are available via FGMeta if you want to take a look at the current state.
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Re: Help Wanted: Windows Package Maintainer

Postby Hooray » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:32 pm

You can look at the history of the corresponding commits, F-JJTH, rominet and FredB used to handle those things - primarily packaging/installer stuff, i.e. adding/updating dependencies as needed.
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